For Jewish families, the arrival of spring means it's time to celebrate Passover. This joyous holiday celebrates the long-ago journey of the Jewish people out of slavery in Egypt to freedom in Israel. This book tells the story of Passover, describes how people prepare for the holiday, and how Passover is celebrated with a Seder--a special meal filled with rituals and traditions. The book also tells how the Passover celebration varies in different parts of the world. The True Book holidays subset introduces readers to the origins, purpose, and ways of celebrating a variety of national, ethnic, civic, religious, and historical holidays.
National Social Studies Standards: Grades K-4: Culture: I - c. Describe ways in which stories, folktales, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture - e. Give examples and describe the importance of cultural unity and diversity within and across groups. Time, Continuity, and Change: II - c. Accounts of past events, people, places, and situations contribute to our understanding of the past